Send Me Into the Woods Alone: Essays on Motherhood


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$16.95  $15.76
Invisible Publishing
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4.9 X 7.8 X 0.5 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author

Erin Pepler is a freelance writer who lives in the greater Toronto area with her husband and two kids. Her work has appeared in Today's Parent, ParentsCanada, SavvyMom, Romper, Scary Mommy, MoneySense, Broadview Magazine and more. You can find Erin on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well as at


"Erin Pepler's collection of honest, funny, and relatable essays are infused with hard-won wisdom and insights into the strange, difficult and wonderful world of motherhood. Reading Pepler's essays is like hanging out with your best mom-friend--the one who puts it all out there, makes you feel normal and has you laughing so hard you pee a bit."--Kim Shiffman, editor-in-chief, Today's Parent

"Calling a collection of parenting essays Send Me Into the Woods Alone is a stroke of genius, but Erin Pepler doesn't spend all of her truth-telling humor on the title. Her witty, warm stories will make you laugh in recognition at the absurd contradictions, frustrations, and complexities of modern motherhood / life in general. With a rare dry humor, Erin gives herself, and her reader, the space to--gasp!--complain about some of the less thrilling parts of parenting, and to acknowledge that it's always "okay to not feel okay." She even cheerfully recognizes the sheer boredom that we'd all like to pretend doesn't exist. (When I read, "Chutes and Ladders is not a game, it's a curse," I gave a silent cheer). On the next page, though, you'll find yourself with a sudden lump in your throat when she deftly captures the mysterious, fierce love that, thankfully, also comes with the territory"--April Daniels Hussar, Managing Editor, Romper

"A kind and compassionate book that acknowledges all the emotional heavy lifting that is motherhood. Send Me Into the Woods Alone is the perfect antidote to that guilt-inducing social media post that has you questioning every parenting decision you've ever made and/or your decision to become a parent at all. Erin Pepler understands the struggle and she's there to offer a well-timed message of encouragement, just when you need it most. Easily the most validating book you'll read this year."--Ann Douglas, author of Happy Parents, Happy Kids and The Mother of All Pregnancy Books

"Send Me Into The Woods Alone is one of the most supportive books on parenting I've ever read. It's insightful, heartwarming and oh-so-funny. This is a must-read for mothers."--Shannon Lee Simmons, author of Worry-Free Money

"It's not often you read a book about parenting that is as intimate and honest as Send Me Into The Woods Alone: Essays on Motherhood. Pepler showcases her vulnerability and insight on every page, all salted with humour and relatability. As a parent you will identify with Pepler's personal journey through motherhood through her 28 essays. You will commiserate with some and be an observer on others. Either way, you will fully enjoy every word knowing that you are not alone. Pepler's got you!"--Jane Bradley, Publisher of ParentsCanada